Local News

  • Celebrating four generations of military service


    For some Spencer Countians, Veteran’s Day is more like a family affair, as they will celebrate four generations of military service next week.

  • Cleaning county’s creeks


    Property owners concerned with the effects of rising creeks met Thursday night at the Spencer County Extension Office to learn how they can legally address those issues, but there seem to be few simple solutions.

    In years past, residents, and even local government officials, could go in and clear out streams from the build up of sediment that, over time, can alter the course and depth of streams and creeks. However, in the 1970s, the federal Clean Water Act enacted strict new measures limiting that practice.

  • Two dead after fatal shooting in Mt. Eden

    Two people were fatally shot late Friday evening in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide on Van Buren Road in Mt. Eden, Kentucky.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Sgt. Ben Wolcott said the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office was the first to respond to the scene after calls reporting a domestic situation at the home. He said it is his understanding that a deputy arrived on the scene and heard shots inside the house. At that point, the deputy called for assistance and the Kentucky State Police assumed control of the investigation.

  • Stump dismisses charge of improperly using vehicle

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump dismissed allegations that he had used a county vehicle for personal use, charges lodged against him by Lawrence Trageser during Monday’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court.

    Trageser said Stump used a Sheriff’s Office pickup truck to transport former County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer from a lawyers office in Louisville for a deposition in a civil lawsuit between Stump, Karrer, former county attorney Ruth Ann Hollan against Trageser.

  • Lawmakers in Frankfort look to defund Planned Parenthood

    A dozen Republicans in the Kentucky House have pre-filed a bill for the 2016 General Assembly to end state funding for women’s health services at Planned Parenthood clinics in Lexington and Louisville, which this fiscal year totaled $331,309.

  • Another National title for local FFA chapter


    For the third year in a row, the Spencer County High School FFA won first place in the National FFA Organization’s annual dairy judging contest last week in Louisville.

    Competing against teams from 46 states, the four-member SCHS team maintained its post as the most dairy-farm savvy FFA chapter in America.

    Jacob Whitely, Marissa Allen, Ryan Linton and Tanner Goodlett claimed the chapter’s sixth national title in the last 10 years.

  • Community Veteran’s Day celebration on Saturday

    The community has an opportunity to show their gratitude and appreciation for military veterans this Saturday during a Veterans Honor Service scheduled for downtown beginning at 10 a.m.

    Veterans are asked to gather at First Baptist Church of Taylorsville around 9:45 a.m. and the program will begin with a patriotic video beginning at 9:55 a.m. at the church.

  • What’s happening - Week of November 4, 2015

    Veterans Day edition of Spencer Magnet to deliver on Thursday

    Due to the closing of the U.S. Postal Service in observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, next week’s edition of the Spencer Magnet will deliver to subscribers and be in racks and vendor locations on Thursday, November 12.

    Country Ham breakfast Saturday

    The Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 7. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry out is available.

  • Rising from the ashes


    The Phoenix emblem painted on new Mt. Eden fire engines is not just for decoration. It tells the story of renewal of a department ravaged by flames, but not destroyed.

    In ancient Greek mythology, the Phoenix was reborn, rising out the ashes to soar to new heights. Likewise, the Mt. Eden Fire Department celebrated a rebirth of its own Sunday as they cut the ribbon and held an open house for a new firehouse after the old one was destroyed in a blaze last year.

  • Court declines to adopt road


    Tanglewood Drive is a road in dire need of repair. It is also a dead end road, and that’s exactly what Cheryl Klotz feels she’s reached in her efforts to get the Spencer County Fiscal Court to address the situation.